Grainy purple flowers showered by spots of light

Dwarf lilac with sun rays

The flowers on our dwarf lilac bush have a grainy look, like tiny purple seeds that barely open up. The fragrance is still sweet and delights all of the senses. The bush blooms during three seasons, unlike larger varieties whose flowers die at the end of spring.

The winter snows fall and blanket every branch, but there were many times in the past when the flowers were still blooming. But the photo above does not show snow flakes falling, but rather spots of light dancing through the branches in the thick of summer.

Though this dwarf lilac bush will only reach six feet tall at the most, it likes to shoot new branches to each and every side. Sometimes it starts to block our steps leading to our back yard, but trimming it does the trick and triggers the growth of even more flowers to it’s limbs.

Photo taken by my husband in Spring 2017



12 thoughts on “Grainy purple flowers showered by spots of light

  1. Vandana August 16, 2017 / 2:42 pm

    Pretty flowers are always a sight to behold, rain or shine!

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  2. Nel August 16, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Beautiful! Purple is my favorite color 🙂

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  3. Covert Novelist August 16, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I love lilac, I wished lilac loved me back! Pretty in pictures as I’m allergic, but such is life.

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    • updownflight August 16, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      I’m so sorry you’re allergic to lilacs. They can be a pretty pungent smelling flower.


  4. Hussein Allam August 16, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Lilac flowers have such great smell. It is still irresistible flower. My favourite one🌹

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